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BROWALLIA speciosa 'Marine Bells'

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Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

BROWALLIA speciosa 'Marine Bells'

Plant Common Name

Amethyst Flower, Marine Bells Amethyst Flower

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Amethyst flower is a dense tender perennial from tropical South America that is commonly grown as an annual. The cultivar 'Marine Bells' has light green leaves which are a nice contrast to the numerous and pretty star-shaped, intense indigo blue flowers with tiny white centers.

Amethyst flower grows easily from seed in diffused sun and fertile, moist soil. It would benefit being shaded from the hottest summer afternoon sun in the warmest climates. Overall, it is a reliable bedding plant that can be enjoyed indoors in the winter as well.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 17, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Indigo

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No